TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disease, is known to cause pain and discomfort in many different areas. While some patients are able to continue with their everyday lives with little problems, others find the disorder debilitating. Our TMJ doctor can create a treatment plan that will work for you, and eliminate any symptoms. The following are some of the most commonly successful TMJ treatments.
Stress can cause jaw clenching, which leads to inflammation in the jaw joints, a known trigger of TMJ. Patients often find their symptoms lessen when they avoid stressful situations and actively relax the jaw.
Our TMJ doctor can recommend and demonstrate several stretches that will strengthen the jaw and minimize inflammation. These stretches can be done a few times a day, anywhere you are. You may also decide to attend physical therapy for extra help.
As with most cases of pain, over-the-counter pain relievers prove to be successful in reducing the effects of the disorder. Our doctor can recommend a pain reliever that may work best for you.
If you believe you are suffering from TMJ, schedule an appointment with our office today.